The Israeli army began releasing reservists called up because of the war in Iraq. But the level of civil alert remained unchanged Thursday, and Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said the threat from Iraq had not yet been completely lifted. The decision to keep the civil alert in place defied expectations that the alert would be lowered in light of the allied coalition’s advances in Iraq.
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